Intimate Partner Abusers engage in many controlling and psychological coercive methods to instill fear and obedience in their partners. They believe that they own their partner and are deadly afraid of losing him or her.


“It is not okay for someone you like to treat you poorly and then pretend it didn’t happen, making you question your own grasp on reality. This dynamic is called gaslighting. It’s a common tactic of abusers to shift the focus of the blame from their bad behavior onto the person they are victimizing.”

―Shannon Weber

Did you experience it?